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This collection contains two song books printed by the Democrat Litho. Co. and one pamphlet published by the Arkansas Secretary of State and the Arkansas Publicity Commission.

Biographical/Historical Note

The pamphlet in this collection contains information related to Arkansas including the story of the flag, state flower, state tree, state song sheet music, state seal, and pictures of the previous and current state capitol buildings. The pamphlet states that it was printed compliments of the Secretary of State, C.G. "Crip" Hall, and the Arkansas Publicity Commission. Hall was a Democrat and served as Arkansas Secretary of State from 1937-1961. The song books in this collection were printed by the Democrat Printing and Lithographing Company, a catalog and magazine printing company in Little Rock, Arkansas. The company was founded in 1871 as part of the printing division of the Arkansas Democrat newspaper. It was separated from the newspaper in 1906. The Parke-Harper Printing Company purchased and merged with Democrat Printing in 1938, but the company retained the name of Democrat Printing. The company primarily offers printing services, but also offered office and school equipment and supplies in the 1940s and 1950s. It also formed a subsidiary company that offered typesetting services. The song books contain popular song lyrics and advertisements for the Democrat Printing Company.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Arkansas Secretary of State pamphlet and Democrat Litho. Co. Song Books, SMC.0175.0002


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas Secretary of State pamphlet and Democrat Litho. Co. Song Books, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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